LSAISD Education Leadership Development Program
Leadership SAISD is a FREE 9-month education leadership development program that provides community members the information and skills to become thought leaders around education.
Participants develop a nuanced understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities facing school communities with topics such as school finance, policy and advocacy, and educational equity.
Cohort members meet once a month to hear from influential speakers and experts, review best practices, research, explore equity in education, and conduct site visits. Together, participants and experts explore the issues that shape public education today with an emphasis on real-world solutions and practical problem solving. Seminars provide a factual, non-partisan look at how schools function.
Cohort members explore the most relevant topics in education today including:
Data & Research in Education
Education Policy & Advocacy
Wellness in Education
21st Century Learning
Diversity and Equity
Classes are held one Friday per month from 9:00 A.M to 2:00 P.M at Cafe College and tours take place throughout the city.
Graduates of Leadership SAISD are equipped and positioned to serve in a number of leadership roles, including Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs); site based decision-making committees; Board of Trustee task forces; non-profit boards and volunteer positions. Moreover, LSAISD graduates have the knowledge and skills to effectively advance the broader discussion around public education within San Antonio.
(Wednesday, August 14, 2019) – Leadership SAISD (LSAISD) is proud to announce the 50 education community leaders who will take part in the LSAISD Education Leadership Development Program and form part of the LSAISD Class of 2020. Leadership SAISD has inspired over 200 civically minded individuals to become leaders within the education community.
The LSAISD Class of 2020 will participate in a free 9-month education leadership development program addressing various education topics including data and research in education, school finance, education policy and advocacy, education governance, educational equity, diversity, wellness in education, 21st century learning, workforce development in education, and education service and leadership opportunities. Sessions provide a factual, non-partisan look at how schools function.
As the only education focused leadership development program in Bexar County, Leadership SAISD seeks to convene educators, caregivers, and community members to explore the challenges and opportunities within the educational landscape of San Antonio to activate civic engagement in various ways.
Graduates of Leadership SAISD are equipped and positioned to serve in a number of leadership roles including, Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs), decision-making committees, Board of Trustee task forces, non-profit boards, and other roles. Moreover, Leadership SAISD graduates have the knowledge and skills to effectively advance the broader discussion around public education within San Antonio.
Leadership SAISD congratulates the following 50 individuals who were selected to participate in this year’s program:
Adrienne Alcazar, CPS Energy
Alejandra Avenia, SAISD Bonham Academy
Alyssa Lopez, Self Employed
Arnold Hernandez, New Frontier Public Schools
Austin Hawk, SAISD
Bree Jameson, MORE
Carlo Garcia, SAISD
Chris Packham, UTSA
Cristina Noriega, CNoriega Fine Art, Inc.
Daniel Dyal, La Vernia ISD
Diana Kenny, Assessment, Intervention, Management (A.I.M.)
Dr. Rosie Smith, SAISD
Erika Crespo, AVANCE San Antonio
Erin Aparicio, SAISD Steele Montessori Academy
Georgette Chapa, AVANCE San Antonio
Ginger Mullaney, Healthy Futures of Texas
Javier Paredes, Muñoz and Company
Jennifer Cook, Good Samaritan Community Services
Jessica Gracia, Train the Mind
Jessica Payan, Self-Employed
John Scheel, MindLinx
Kelly Murguia Sandoval, Teach For America - San Antonio
Kendall Moore, Google
Kimberlin Sansone, Project Transformation
Kristen McKenney-Baggett, Yoga Day Nonprofit
Lara Fischer, The Scholastic Network
Lara Kilgore, Beyond Education
Loi Taylor, United Way of San Antonio & Bexar County
Marcae Bryant-Omosor, USAA
Marty Gamer, DOTS Educational Consulting
Melanie Mendez-Gonzales, ¿Qué Means What?
Melissa Vela-Williamson, MVW Communications
Michelle Rodriguez, AV SHOP Inc.
Monica Ayala Jimenez, Palo Alto College
Naedean Herrera, Good Samaritan Community Services
Patricia Del Toro, SAISD
Quincy Boyd, Families Empowered
Ray Hernandez, San Antonio College
Rebecca Kaufmann Podowski, The DoSeum
Rhoda Leos, City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District
Royce Sullivan, Abbi Malish- Touch of Class, Organic Coaching & Consulting, A Different Perspective/ iC- impact Collaborative 501©3
Saani Fong, San Antonio Economic Development Foundation
Sergio Plaza III, City Year San Antonio
Stephen Oakes, Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas
Summer Ahmed, Democracy Prep Public Schools
Sunny Hernandez, San Antonio College
Syedah Asghar, Teach For America San Antonio
Tamara Anderson, Alamo Colleges
Tori Austin, SAISD
Veronica Johannsen, Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG)
For more information about the LSAISD Education Leadership Development Program, please contact Leadership SAISD’s Executive Director, Gladys Hernández, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 668-9810 or visit our website at www.leadershipsaisd.org
Dates for the 2019-2020 year are:
Friday, August 30, 2019 Mixer
Friday, September 6, 2019 Session 1
Friday, October 4, 2019 Session 2
Friday, November 1, 2019 Session 3
Friday, December 6, 2019 Session 4
Friday, January 10, 2020 Session 5
Friday, February 7, 2020 Session 6
Friday, March 6, 2020 Session 7
Friday, April 3, 2020 Session 8
Friday, May 1, 2020 Session 9 and Graduation